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Mangalore is a beautiful place known to their citizens as their beloved city.

Like everyone on earth, they say the sweetest place on this planet is their home. So let us find out a little more about this place. Being on the coast it is studded with beautiful beaches, still unfettered with the clutter of civilization.

 

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Mangalore Beach

Sultan Battery
Situated in Boloor 6 Km. away from Mangalore, the structure was built in Black Stones by Tippu Sultan, who ruled Mysore, to prevent British warships to enter Gurpur river. The fort is also known as . Sultan Battery. Though It is in a deserted spot it still attracts some visitors.

St. Aloysius College and Chapel


The St. Aloysius college chapel is more than a 100 years old. Having its walls and ceiling, painted with frescos by the Italian artist, Brother Antonio Moscheni, of the Jesuit Order. The College started as a school has evolved into a major educational institution. More

The Milagres Church in Hampankatta

Rev. Thomas de Castro in the year 1680 built this Church on the Inam (gift) land gifted by Queen Chennamma and the Bednore King at the site of the present cemetery. Fr Antony Pinto built a new church on the site of the present one in 1756 as the earlier church was too old. On February 24, 1784, Ash Wednesday, the soldiers of Tippu Sultan destroyed the Milagres church, the stones of which were used by Tippu to erect the Idgah on Light House Hill where the St. Aloysius College is located, and took many Catholics as captives to Srirangapattana. Amongst those who returned from the captivity was Mr Lawrence Bello, a baker to the Europeans at Mangalore, who built a chapel on the site of the present church to replace the destroyed church. Fr Jose Minguel Mendy served in this chapel as the parish priest.

In 1811, Fr F. M. Mendez, the Vicar Vara laid the foundation for a spacious building. The parish priest received a contribution of Rs 600/- from the government with the help of Salvadore Pinto, brother-in-law of Marianne Monteiro and former Munshi under Tippu, and built a new church. 100 years later in 1911, the fa

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